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RN Staff Per Diem - Mother-Baby/Lactation (All Shifts)

St. Tammany Health System
Covington, Louisiana
Closing date
Aug 7, 2022

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Position Type
Per Diem
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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At St. Tammany Health System, delivering world-class healthcare close to home is our goal. That means we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best professionals for every position in our health system.

We believe the pristine beauty of St. Tammany Parish adds to our attractive compensation package. The health system is nestled in the heart of Covington on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is a peaceful, scenic, community-oriented area with an abundance of amenities to suit every taste.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: TBD
Work Shift:

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 7:00a.m., as needed

Job Summary:

The CLC or IBCLC Registered Nurse is responsible for the coordination of clinical activities for the breastfeeding mothers and infants and may also function as the couplet nurse or care for newborns who are in transition for the first four hours of life. Activities include, but are not limited to, use of the nursing process in the utilization of skills in organization, planning, implementing, evaluating, and providing care as it relates to the specific needs of the mother/baby dyad. CLC or IBCLC Registered Nurses also supervise the activities of Licensed Practical Nurses, Unit Assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants. As Registered Nurses they work within the framework of the State Nurse Practice Act and follow hospital policies and procedures. As CLCs or IBCLCs they work within the framework of the Scope of Practice for The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. The CLC or IBCLC Registered Nurse also complies with hospital and nursing standards in the performance of job duties and responsibilities. The IBCLC Registered Nurse will support the goals and objectives of the department and of the hospital.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successfully completed Board Certified Nursing Program and maintains CLC or IBCLC status by renewing every 5 years by CERPS or exam. Minimum of one year of experience as a lactation consultant required. Minimum of one year experience as the nurse transitioning the newborn or as the nurse providing couplet care is required. Current LA RN licensure. BLS required upon hire, and NRP required within 90 days of hire. Certifications may be through any International Liaison Committee on resuscitation (ILCOR) provided courses such as but not limited to: Ochsner Health System, American Heart Association and American Red Cross. The ILCOR course must include a manikin check off.

Physical Demands:
Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.
Physical Effort required:

Constant (67%-100%) - seeing
Frequently (34%-66%) - lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, handling/feeling, talking, hearing
Occasionally (1%-33%) - climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), stooping, crouching

Contact Information:
Ashley Sierra, HR Talent Partner
Talent Acquisition - Human Resources | (985) 8984000


Each St. Tammany Health System staff member is expected to conduct himself or herself according to our mission, vision and values. Please take time to review those expectations, which can be found by clicking here, before applying for employment. If you feel you are unable to demonstrate those characteristics, we respectfully request that you do not proceed with the application process.


St. Tammany Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Tammany Health System is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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